I went to see my new internal medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic last week and he put me in the hospital that day.. he suggested total bowel rest and TPN for a while , but the GI's did not want to do that and so they did a colonoscopy (again) and this time they did some biopsies to see if I have in fact had some ischemia in the tissue from the low blood pressure. The prep was freaking awful. i had a fecaloma and the pain was so awful..cramps .. I was screaming at the top of my lungs (like Adam on American Idol) and they were wiling to give me morphine but warned that it would slow the colon from getting it out. So i am out and 6 pounds lighter.. The hospital nutritionist had suggested to the doc PPN if solid foods were still causing problem.. what is that? She is worried that if I had to go through a surgery, elective or emergency (like in a case of endoscopy gone bad) then I would likely not make it being so emaciated.. Docs said, no TPN because if I dont use my gut it will atrophy.. I agree with the doc who said let it rest.. You dont walk on a broken leg or it won't heal..
I have been surviving on elemental formula Peptamen 1.5 for a year at $260 aq week out of pocket because my ins wont pay unless it is through a NG or G tube.. I am now broke, so I cant afford it anymore .. do you think they will do something for me when I am anemic and half way in the grave?
Sorry, ranting.. Go Help Us since we rely on these closed minded docs